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Support schools; get a tax credit

It’s that time of year when local schools are reaching out to Arizona residents to ask for their help. Arizona law allows taxpayers to donate a portion of their Arizona taxes to the schools and eligible programs of their choosing. And, the best news is that it doesn’t cost taxpayers a thing.   Arizona Tax […]

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College savings – start early

EDUCATION BRIEFS Prevent digital bullying According to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 61 percent of parents believe that their children should go to college after high school. Parents, who start preparing early for college and become familiar with the options for financial aid and college savings, will help make college a […]

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Prevent digital bullying

EDUCATION BRIEFS College savings – start early Within the last decade, there has been an explosion of new technology. From smart phones to expanding social networking sites, these new technologies continue to be eagerly embraced by young people. And while new technology has many potential benefits for youth, the recent explosion in technology does not […]

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Treasury report champions investment in higher education

Treasury report champions investment in higher education

A well-educated workforce is crucial for nation’s economic advancement

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New academic programs at ASU

New academic programs at ASU

W. P. Carey School offers four new choices at ASU’s campuses

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Childsplay awarded grant for new program

EDUCATION BRIEFS Home School Connections Calling all third-grade artists! “Music under the Stars” Childsplay Theatre in Tempe has been awarded a $347,000 grant from the Helios Education Foundation to support the “Early Years Educators at Play” program (EYEPlay), launched last month.  The EYEPlay program promotes literacy and language acquisition for children 3 to 5 years […]

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Home School Connections

EDUCATION BRIEFS Childsplay awarded grant for new program Calling all third-grade artists! “Music under the Stars” The Arizona Science Center is offering a variety of learning opportunities for home-schooled students as part of their “Home School Connections” series.  Students can take part in classes entitled “The Ups and Downs of Roller Coasters,” “Build a Bug” […]

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Calling all third-grade artists!

Calling all third-grade artists!

EDUCATION BRIEFS Childsplay awarded grant for new program Home School Connections “Music under the Stars” The eighth annual Cool Transit STUFF contest is open to all third-graders in Maricopa County that love to draw city busses or trains. With the theme, “Valley Metro Brings the Community Together!,” Valley Metro is encouraging students to consider how […]

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“Music under the Stars”

EDUCATION BRIEFS Childsplay awarded grant for new program Home School Connections Calling all third-grade artists! The South Mountain Community College (SMCC) Music Program will spotlight its talented students, as well as community performers, in “Music under the Stars,” an outdoor concert set for Friday evening, October 26. Led by Performing Arts Division Chair, Dr. Jerome […]

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A—F letter grades released for schools

A—F letter grades released for schools

Easy-to-understand system helps parents make more informed decisions about their children’s education